So with all the fuss over fake reviews I thought I would give some clarification around the subject.
Why do people buy fake reviews in the first place?
Many sellers feel like with out the fake orders/reviews they wont get real orders.
So what should Fiverr do?
They should give more exposure to new gigs. It is sad that people must go to a 3rd party site to buy reviews just to get there gig seen.
How can I tell if a gig has fake reviews/orders?
After doing a lot of research on the issue I have found many common traits on these fake gigs.
-Lots of orders within a short period.
-Similar review comments.
-All 5 star reviews, THIS IS THE DEAD GIVEAWAY since it is very rare to see 5-10 reviews that are all positive.
If you see any mention of the website [link removed for safety reasons] !!! this is the main provider for Fiverr reviews and some seller have been dumb enough to tell me this. This is a dead giveaway that the reviews were bought if the seller mentions this website!
What to do if you notice any of the above signs?
Report the gig to Fiverr support and help rid the marketplace of these fake gigs!
Thanks for reading this post and lets help make the marketplace better together.
Admin Note: Interesting tips. The site links need to be removed (and shouldn’t be replaced with anything similar) to avoid careless readers from using the links for improper purposes.